FDA TO OK CLONED MILK AND MEAT

Democratic Senator Barbara Mikulski of Maryland included an amendment in the Senate version of the Farm Bill when it passed in December that would force the FDA to wait until further studies are done before ruling on the safety of food from cloned animals.

CHEMICALS AND BREAST CANCER: New Study

A groundbreaking research study coordinated by the non-profit Silent Spring Institute and recently published by the American Cancer Society found that synthetic chemicals have likely played a large role in the rising incidence of breast cancer throughout the world over the last half-century. The study identified 216 man-made chemicals-including those found in everyday products like pesticides, cosmetics, dyes, drugs and gasoline (and diesel exhaust)-that have been shown to cause breast cancer in animals. Researchers believe these substances, many of which “mimic” naturally occurring hormones once inside the body, are also to blame for the increasing prevalence of human breast cancer. Read the rest at:

http://www.alternet.org/environment/54492/

Patient Creation: Guide for Joy

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Patient Creation

Sheree Rainbolt-Kren
© 2006

Warning: As third dimensional consciousness, expressing temporarily through human form, your creations may take longer than 7 days to manifest.

Impatience is the greatest obstacle to self realization. Impatience equals lack of faith in yourself. Without faith in yourself, there can be no true unfolding. Old thought patterns often come to interrupt our potential and reel us back in. Fear, worry and doubt create blockages in the creative consciousness that cannot be manipulated with any human tool, or overcome by Divine Intervention. There is nothing you can offer hopelessness, but faith. In yourself. Your faith in yourself is paramount to the next thing that will occur. If you have no faith in yourself, you have no love for yourself. You cannot have one without the other. Faith in oneself, IS faith in Love. Without faith in Love, Love is hidden from you.

Faith, expressed, equals the absolute recognition of Love‘s Existence. Faith that all the North Stars, planets, moons, oceans and galaxies are waiting for you to gracefully align with your Grandest Vision.  Misplaced hope that wishes dreams to materialize instantly, or the sooner the better, holds within them the ancient recipe for diversion and dissappointment. Our wishes are like needy children, always demanding our milk, and soon to thirst again, move from one bottle to the next, wondering which one will offer the most lasting fulfillment. Define fulfillment. Look deeply to see if your assessment is truly based on inner peace and joy.

We insist on proof that our well planned Vision is unfolding quite nicely. If we don’t see and feel the proof of our Creative Power, we lose energy, and we lose faith. At the very first thought of doubt and worry, our Vision fades. It is always unintentional, we think. Or, do we, on some level, purposely sabotage our Creative Vision, knowing we couldn’t possibly be as Love created us to be? All thoughts become record. Unchallenged records are funny things. The breathe for us anyway.

You are a Co-Creator, yes, but, what you wish to create at noon, is often the opposite of what you create a day, a week, a month, or a year later, until your original creation is muddied and dissolves into the black void of self-defeat and self-hatred. True vision, based on true thought begs your consistent attention. It is always up to you; these thoughts.

The only meaningful thought/creation that can be extended and made manifest are thoughts of Love. All other creations are false images with no foundation in truth, thus are doomed to ruin. You will not find refuge in illusion. Nor, is it in your best interest to attach to that which slips through fingers. Your belongings are of the Mind. The only thing you really own is your creativity and imaginination. It is Co- Cause. What comes from that is material form, but material form is tricky. It is multi faceted. We often look past and around the miracles of our lives. We have the idea that this idea will manifest that, and that focus, will create this….and it is not so. Remember there is no Co- Creation with Love’s input. We need to walk to the edge of our grandest visions, open our third eye, and invite a bigger horizon to envelope us. As we do this, things you would never have expected, begin to appear. If you are awake, and interested, you will remember the horizon. If you are stuck in a box of expectation, the horizon will be out of reach.

Faith comes naturally from certainty in your Vision of Love. How do we know our Grandest Vision will materialize if we put all this *work* into it?

There are no promises in this world, except that you are never alone. You are loved. You are the light of the world. If that is not what you had in mind, then you will need far wiser eyes than mine.

You are welcome to all the gifts of the Universe, but your intentions will determine what is available. If you have set limitations of any kind on your Vision, you will be limited, and the Universe finds that constricting. How would you know if your current Vision, challenging as it is, is simply a necessary precursor to a magnificent relationship, that will activate a brand new Vision beyond anything you can imagine right now, based on your level of consciousness? And then, from there, a new level of profound Vision you couldn’t possibly understand in this one human lifetime.

Before you employ all the manifesting tools at your disposal, get clear on where you are right now, where you are going, and why. If Love and joy is not the answer, then you will likely grow impatient and lose faith. Love has no conditions. Love has no timeline, or demands. Love has only certainty that Love prevails. Unless and until you believe this, you will be working very hard to materialize nothing that could please you.

When you choose to create something, ask yourself this one question: Does my craving for this creation come from Love, or fear? If the answer is Love, then your pathway will be clear of impatience, for only Love can create more Love, therefore, you must be Love, and Love knows not time, or space. If the answer is fear, you can change your mind to create from Love, therefore, you must be Love, for fear cannot decide for Love, for fear is an illusion. Which are you? If your thoughts/creations are illusions, you will be impatient, for nothing comes from nothing, and you will find this unsatisfactory.

If your creation is rooted in fear of something, you will likely lose faith when that SOMETHING calls on you, in your dreams, and in your doubtful perceptions of the world, waking to you each morning.

Are you creating from:

Will this make money?Will this be recognized?Will this make me happy?Will this prove my worth?Will this fix the problems I perceive?Will this expose evil?Will this keep me sane?Is this be the answer to my loneliness?

If you create from loving thought, without allowing fear, doubt and worry to parade through your Vision on a daily basis, you will have patience to burn. Each day you will awake, knowing what the next step is, without care for time and space. Love transcends both. You will know in your heart that everything you are thinking is creating, and your creation is tended by Divine Beings.

You will never fail to create more and more of what you are in truth. Love naturally bursts forth. Love naturally extends. You won’t have to sacrifice yourself, your money, your energy, your time, for Love. All you need do is get clear on who you are. Know that your willingness to be Love IS shaping the Universe for your Divine Potential, the likes of which could blow your mind if you are patient. Have faith in this.

Blessings,
Sheree Rainbolt-Kren

http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/THEPENDULUMFORUM/

WWW.MEATRIX.COM

www.meatrix.com

 Based on THE MATRIX

 A great video series for kids to learn about how important it is to protect animals from farming abuses.

hope for two minutes

http://www.brightlion.com/InHope/InHope_En.aspx

For every parent and pet owner. A must see. Please pass along. This movie is far more gentle than most I have seen on these topics. It may even be suitable for someone over 14 or 15. You decide. But, please take a moment to view it. You will want to pass it on.

This moving presentation is about 2 minutes. It is also available to view in other languages. See the site menu once you get there please.

Sheree

MEAT.ORG – GO NOW

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SOMETHING WE CAN ALL DO

See the link below. Go to it 🙂

Print out the sample letter for your Grocer and favorite restaurants. Sign your name. Deliver it. 🙂

Simple Simon and sooooo important. Ya know, so many of us let other people do the stinky work, because we are too busy, too tired, too overwhelmed with our own *stuff*. But, if we don’t all get together in our local communities to chip in, then that’s way sucky. Cut and paste this link now please.

http://www.certifiedhumane.org/letters.html

 This link will take you to some sample letters you can give to your local GROCERY STORES. You can also mail it if you like, but hand delivery would be better. I plan to print out a few and take them around town. Keep them in your glove compartment so that when you drive by a store you can quickly run in with a letter for the Manager. 🙂 Isn’t this a great idea?

 Here’s a video to help you along:

 http://www.meat.org

 Bring a bucket with you. Sheree

DOWNER COW BURGER ANYONE?

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Market For Downer Cow Beef Is Dying
http://www.nodowners.org

People STILL sell this meat.
For Human Consumption.
You just don’t know about it.

More and More supermarkets are refusing to purchase any meat made from what’s commonly called a “downer cow”.

Our KIRO team 7 investigation uncovers that customers are starting to ask tough questions about where their beef comes from.

Downers are cattle that can’t walk on their own into a slaughterhouse, and are banned for sale in many Washington sale barns.

However, with proper inspection, it is legal to slaughter them for food.
When Federal meat inspectors do their jobs, they’re suppose to ask themselves this question.

“Does it meet the consumers expectations?”

In the case of most downer dairy cows, USDA inspectors have been saying yes.

Consumers however don’t usually agree.

Some of the biggest beef buyers in the country, such as Safeway, Albertsons, and the federal school lunch program, all refuse to buy any beef derived from dairy cows that arrive at slaughterhouses in “downer” condition.

For example, Safeway tells KIRO Team 7 Investigators:

“We have very high quality specifications for our ground beef. Our Suppliers sign agreements so they do not sell products to us from downer cattle.”

Safeway’s response comes after KIRO Team 7 Investigators videotaped downer transactions at Midway Meats in Chehalis.

Last fall, we aired a series of reports raising questions about inspection and humane treatment of dying, sick or crippled dairy cattle.

University of Washington marketing guru Richard Yalch says big meat buyers have started taking a tough-and-very-public stand against downer meat, or risk alienating customers.

“Most supermarkets want to talk about ‘We have the best meat’, best this, best that. Taking meat from a sick or hurt animal would certainly counter that kind of claim.”

The majority of consumers we talked with say even if these crippled or sick cows were properly inspected, they’d prefer to eat beef from a healthier source.

“It shouldn’t go in at all, it should be destroyed.”

“I think it’s pretty sad. There need to be more investigation into this kind of thing if the product is eventually coming to consumers.”

And if downer meat continues to be mixed into our food, many beef eaters who watched our investigation support “labeling”.

“I think all of our food should be labeled. Whether it be genetically engineered or of substandard quality, or something different that what we expect as average consumers. We deserve to be protected with that kind of disclosure.

Adam Karp agrees. He’s an attorney for Pasado’s Safe Haven, the animal rights organization credited with helping pass Washington’s Cruelty to Animals law. They should know that downer cows are being included in the product. They should also be aware that the animal in the product may not be humanely slaughtered.

He says there is a national movement to outlaw the use of downers for human consumption. However, a dwindling marketplace for the product might end the sale of the meat long before we see any new regulation.
We asked Midway Meats, the Washington State Beef Commission and the Dairy Products Commission to talk to us regarding this story and they refused. That entire group has been complaining to KIRO-TV about unfair coverage of this topic.

WE HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO. PLEASE DONATE TO http://www.nodowners.org/ SO THEY CAN CONTINUE TO ERASE THIS INSANITY. PLEASE AT LEAST…ASK YOUR OWN GROCER IF THEY USE THE MEAT OF DOWNER COWS? OR ANY OTHER ANIMALS? YOU COULD EVEN SEND THEM A LETTER AND ASK THEM TO RESPOND IN WRITING. THIS IS EASY STUFF. JUST GET UP PLEASE. HELP US.

Failed Prosecutions

http://www.nodowners.org/

Please donate so they can continue to push.

Indiana: A downed cow was left for hours in distress in a stockyard parking lot. When the stockyard owner failed to take responsibility for the animal, law enforcement called a veterinarian who examined and then euthanized the cow. State’s action: Charges were filed, but the matter was not prosecuted. Although the humane society continues to receive complaints, the stockyard continues to operate with impunity.

New York: Two downed cows were left for hours in a stockyard parking lot. One died from her ailments, while the second was dragged onto a truck at the end of the day. State’s action: Charges were filed and the District Attorney’s office prosecuted the case. Approximately two and a half years after the incident, after numerous discussions with the defendants and their attorneys, the District Attorney’s office concluded that “the current situation as it relates to the subject problem is filled with competing interest [and] uncertainty as to rights and responsibility… At present, many of the people involved are uncertain as to what they can or should do as to animals in this situation”. The matter was referred to mediation, and no penalties were assessed.

Texas: One end of a chain was attached to a stationary post, while the other was fastened around the neck of a disabled cow in a transportation trailer. As the truck drove out from under the animal, the cow was dragged across the floor of the trailer, up a cleated ramp, and dropped approximately four feet to the ground. The cow remained alive and conscious for approximately 2 days before being destroyed. State’s action: None.
Downed Animal . . .

Just the words produce an image of a suffering, sick animal. Sadly, this nightmarish vision is all too real every year for untold numbers of animals at stockyards, slaughterhouses, and production farms. The meat and dairy industries call them “downers”- animals so diseased or badly injured that they cannot even walk.

Many segments of the meat industry deal in “downers” because they can still sell them for human consumption. Profit, not humane considerations, guides industry practice and downed animals suffer gross negligence and abuse at livestock facilities across the country.

Fortunately, reforms stipulated by the USDA have, for now, stopped the worst abuses of downed cattle at stockyards and farms, following the discovery of a BSE-infected dairy cow in Washington state in December 2003.
The resultant, USDA-mandated ban on the slaughter of downed cattle for human consumption has prevented countless thousands of downed cattle from being dragged, bulldozed or otherwise abused to move them alive to the slaughterhouse.

However, the current USDA ban does nothing for animals other than cattle, and for countless sheep, pigs, and other farm animals who become downed every year, the misery continues. These downed animals may lie in alleyways, without food, water or veterinary care, until it’s convenient to take them to slaughter.

In some cases, downed animals die of neglect. If they are still alive to meet the slaughterhouse truck, they are typically moved by the easiest, but least humane ways, which can include being dragged with chains and being pushed with tractors or forklifts. These practices cause injuries ranging from bruises and abrasions to torn ligaments, broken bones, and dislocated joints.

Fortunately, the incidence of downed cattle abuse appears to be declining since the USDA ban on their slaughter for human consumption.
For those cattle who do become downed on the farm or at the stockyard, on-site euthanasia no longer presents an economic loss.

However, as fears over “mad cow” disease begin to fade in the public’s mind, cattle industry lobbyists are continually maneuvering to weaken the USDA’s ban. In recent legislative sessions, they have managed to introduce legislation that will allow downed cattle to be slaughtered for human consumption. Although the bill died in the last session of Congress, we must continually guard against industry efforts to undermine downed animal protection.

In the meantime, the meat industry will continue to use and abuse livestock who are “downers” until we pass laws to ban downed animal cruelties for all farm animals. The Downed Animal Protection Act, a federal bill which applies to all farm animals, has been introduced repeatedly (and defeated) in past legislative sessions, and we expect it to be reintroduced during the 109th Congress as well.